Africa Boxing Ambassador, Bashiru Lawrence Ali, OON, fondly called Bash Ali, has joined Nigerians and followers of the late Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua across the world, to mourn the sudden death of the General Overseer of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN).
T.B. Joshua died on Saturday few days to his 58 birthday on 12 June, 2021. The clergyman has been described as a great man of God and philanthropist by many, and had been seen as a man who affected a lot of people around him.
In what appear to be a philosophical tribute, Bash Ali, World Boxing Federation (WBF) cruiserweight champion asked God series of rhetorical questions as to the reason T.B. Joshua had to die at this period.
In the tributes titled: Dear God, why did you take away TB Joshua?, Bash Ali said: “I have read posts where people are saying T.B. Joshua should rest in peace etc. The man will NEVER rest in peace. I am sure that right now he is fighting and asking you (God) why you STOPPED him from creating heaven on earth. T.B/ Joshua was a good man on a mission to make this horrible world a better place. He was a giver. He positively touched the lives of several people regardless of religion or ethnicity. He was a great man who commanded a large following across the world.
“Two Muslim female northerners in Abuja called me crying that T.B. Joshua is dead. That was how I heard the news. I asked them what was their connection to him? They told me they always watch him on television and that he was a good man.
“This is how he had touched lives positively across the country in particular and the world at large.
“I am not happy and I am sure that T.B. Joshua will NEVER be happy with you because you cut short his mission on earth. God why did you not allow him to fulfill his mission on earth? “
Bash Ali, however, wants God to allow the televangelist to come back to life for him to resume the good work he was made to do on earth.
“My request here is for you to make a miracle happen and allow T.B. Joshua to come back to life to finish his mission but I will NEVER ask T.B. Joshua to rest in peace because I know he will not. It will be an insult to tell a man whose mission was cut short to rest in peace.
“Now, God, do the needful. Let T.B. Joshua come back to life to complete his mission, please. Thanks.”